High treason case: LHC to resume Musharraf’s petition today

Treason case: PBC approves plea in SC filed against LHC decision
LAHORE: Lahore High Court (LHC) will resume hearing the petition filed by former president Pervez Musharraf against his reserved verdict in the high treason case.
Justice Syed Mazhar Ali Akbar Naqvi will resume hearing of the reserved verdict.
On the last hearing, the LHC  had directed the federal government to submit a complete record in the court in the case.
On 26th November, Pervez Musharraf filed a petition in the LHC against a verdict reserved by a special court in the high treason case against him.

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The former president had made the federal government, Federal Ministry of Law and Justice, the Federal Investigation Agency (FIA) and the Registrar Special Court parties in his petition.
The court had told Musharraf’s lawyer that his client has already been given relief by the Islamabad High Court (IHC). The counsel replied that it was a different petition filed by the Ministry of Interior.
Pervez Musharraf in his petition said that the special court has reserved the judgment of the case on 19th November without hearing his stance.

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General Musharraf was booked in a treason case in December 2013. He was indicted on 31st March 2014 in the case of suspending the Constitution by proclamation of emergency on 3rd November 2007. He left for Dubai in 2016 to seek medical treatment and hasn’t returned since.

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The former president has been declared an absconder by the special court as he has not been appearing before the court since March 2016, when he left the country for medical treatments in Dubai the same year.
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